On Saturday September 30, the Kinver Edge Committee along with National Trust celebrated its Centenary year by holding a party on the Edge. The celebrations on Saturday marked the 100th anniversary since Kinver Edge was given to the National Trust by the Lee family in 1917.

Sue Wright, chairman of the committee and member of the Lee family has said previously that "[Buying and gifting the land]...was an extraordinary and far-sighted thing to do with the First World War still going on. My family may have donated the first land but it's the community together with the National Trust who have kept it going and turned it into the place we all can enjoy today."

2017 has been a significant year for the National Trust and the committee, with many centenary events being held throughout the year including fundraising for a 3.5 mile pathway across the Edge. The event on Saturday was the perfect way to reflect on all the hard work done over the year and to share the celebrations with members of Sue’s family, the committee, National Trust staff and volunteers.

Despite the poor weather, guests gathered beneath the marquee surrounded by the beautiful views of Kinver, enjoying afternoon tea provided by local caterers Jenny’s Kitchen, and listened to guest speakers including general manager Marcus Halliwell who discussed the ongoing conservation work being undertaken on Kinver Edge, assistant director Ben Shipston who gave a vote of thanks and the National Trust’s director general; Dame Helen Ghosh.